Know your Customer :
Circular No.9 /2010-Customs
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise and Customs
159A, North Block,
New Delhi - 110001.
8th April, 2010.
All Chief Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Prev).
All Chief Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise.
All Commissioners of Customs / Customs (Prev).
All Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise.
Subject: Issue of Custom House Agent License – Reference from field formations – regarding.
(iv) Know Your Customs (KYC) norms for identification of clients by CHAs:
In the context of increasing number of offences involving various modus-operandi such as misuse of export promotion schemes, fraudulent availment of export incentives and duty evasion by bogus IEC holders etc., it has been decided by the Board to put in place the “Know Your Customer (KYC)” guidelines for CHAs so that they are not used intentionally or unintentionally by importers / exporters who indulge in fraudulent activities. Accordingly, Regulation 13 of CHALR, 2004, has been suitably amended to provide that certain obligations on the CHAs to verify the antecedent, correctness of Import Export Code (IEC) Number, identity of his client and the functioning of his client in the declared address by using reliable, independent, authentic documents, data or information. In this regard, a detailed guideline on the list of documents to be verified and obtained from the client/ customer is enclosed in the Annexure. It would also be obligatory for the client/ customer to furnish to the CHA, a photograph of himself/herself in the case of an individual and those of the authorised signatory in respect of other forms of organizations such as company/ trusts etc., and any two of the listed documents in the annexure.
Download Forms KYC Registeration
Supporting Documents required
- Recent Photgraphs of Directors / Proprietor / Partners
- Memorandum of Article of Associate
- Latest Bank statement
- Attested copy of Telephone Bill / Electricity Bill.
- Attested copy of PAN
- Attested copy of Company Registration Certificate
- Attested copy of Partnership / Proprietorship Deed
- I D proof for whom to sign the Form A and Declaration